Unless you have been living under a particularly large and heavy rock for the past month, you might have heard about the bit of a trip that Cyberpunk 2077 has been going through since it launched on the 10th of December. The problematic state of the game upon release has dominated gaming news, and resulted in a class action lawsuit and a video apology from the co-founder of CD Projekt Red. However, the developers are tirelessly working to make things right as well as bring the additional content that was promised before release. Now we know when to expect these.
In Marcin Iwinski's video, the co-founder announced the very first title update arriving on the 24th of January. Update 1.1 will arrive after a trio of hotfixes as well as the day-zero patch, bringing the most comprehensive array of bug fixes and technical improvements yet. The second title update, 1.2, will arrive soon after. CD Projekt Red is first and foremost focusing on fixing the game right now, solving various crashes, bugs as well as the outstanding performance issues on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This focus on solving pressing issues means that the free DLC program has to take the backseat for a while, so it has been pushed back a bit. Initially CDPR had planned to kick off downloadable content delivery already, but they clearly have bigger things to worry about. Since the entire controversy may have been avoided at the cost of some extra delays giving the developers time to work on it more - maybe even without crunch - this setup is ideal under the circumstances.
The content delays aren't particularly significant either. While we still don't have exact dates to work with beyond the release of the first title update, we do know that the free DLCs will start dropping in the first half of 2021 alongside an unending stream of updates and patches leading up to the free next-gen update in the second half of the year.
We're eager to see the game shed the stigma of early bugs and reach its full potential in the coming weeks and months.